Lesley Moreau

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Lesley grew up in New Bedford, MA, came to Boston for college, and stuck around. She holds a master's degree in criminal justice and an MFA in creative writing. Lesley is a playwright and has had her work produced in Boston, New York, New Hampshire, Virginia, and Texas. Lesley lives in Dorchester with her husband and 3-year-old son. She is a proud and unapologetic "one and done" mom. Lesley loves traveling, true crime docs and inspired scripted series, reading, coffee, face masks, and family game nights.

The 5 Stages of “Grief” (as Told by a Toddler)

I’m having the time of my life. I just got back from a dentist checkup, and they even let me move the chair up and down all by myself! They gave me a sticker...

Tips and Tricks to Keep Toddlers Busy

Toddlers are active little people. They are curious by nature and love being engaged. If you are a mom, chances are good you need to get things done without a 2-year-old following your every...

4 Boston Coffee Shops That Aren’t Dunkin’ or Starbucks

I love coffee. Hot, iced. Flavored. Regular brew, cold brew. I love it all. And as a mom, it’s become vital. The days of sleeping in on the weekend are over, and hello 6...

Favorite New England Vacation Spots

With summer here, I’ve been thinking about all the possibilities of vacation spots or quick weekend getaways. Luckily, New England has so many great options for day trips, long weekends, or a week’s worth...

I’m a Planster, and I Wouldn’t Have It Any Other Way

As far as writers and their lingo go, there are two types: First, there are planners, who spend hours working on character inspiration boards, developing meticulous outlines, and sticking within those frameworks as much...

Challenging Yourself (Don’t Give Up on Your Own Goals!)

My pre-mom life was vastly different: My husband and I had regular date nights, I had a robust social life, and I had time to write and act in plays. Writing, particularly playwrighting, has...

Dealing with Loss and Grief During a Pandemic

Everyone lost something during the COVID-19 pandemic — jobs, life events like weddings and proms, routines, normalcy. Learning to adjust to all the abrupt changes and disruptions was difficult. Seeing how the world was...

The Perks of Being One and Done

I made the decision to be "one and done" shortly after giving birth. It wasn’t a choice I took lightly. I considered and weighed all my options carefully, and in the end, my husband...

The Importance of Alone Time

One more chapter. One more episode. One more video. Just gonna scroll social media for a few more minutes. These are things I would tell myself nightly, despite heavy eyelids and knowing the importance...

Thankful for Low-Pressure Holidays

Are you even a mom if you don’t go apple picking, visit a pumpkin patch, coordinate an Instagram-worthy family Halloween costume, and decorate your entire house with every gourd known to man? How about...

My Mom Brain Has Fully Taken Over

I recently attended the Boston show of the Hella Mega Tour with my best friend. Hella Mega boasts a lineup of Weezer, Fall Out Boy, and Green Day, and as fans of all three...
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Terrible Twos? More Like Temperamental Twos

"Mommy, read 'Hop on Pop.'" "I want milk." "Mommy, play puzzle." These are only a handful of the commands I’m given multiple times a day by my 2-year-old son. We are working on saying "please" and "thank...